I’m over at Young Wives Club again this month, sharing another article that I hope will prove helpful to you.
From the time we’re little girls, many of us dream of one-day meeting and marrying our very own Prince Charming. With visions of marital bliss, no disagreements or hardship to be found, and expectations of romantic gestures all the livelong day, we enter marriage sometimes thinking that everything will always be perfect. And while marriage is indeed amazing and living life alongside your best friend is one of life’s very greatest of gifts, there nevertheless does come a point in which we find ourselves disillusioned.
Perhaps it was when our Prince Charming woke up one day looking a little less than charming, with morning breath to boot. Or maybe it was when we saw him in the heat of the moment for the first time and were astonished by his ability to lose his temper. Maybe it was the day he expressed his desire to watch a game on tv instead of the latest chick flick. Or perhaps it was when he left his socks on the floor for the fifth time. Whatever it was in our own unique relationships, each of us wives has undoubtedly come face to face with the difficult moment of realization that our husbands simply cannot live up to all of our lofty (and dare I say unfair and unrealistic) expectations.
This realization, my friend, is actually a blessing in disguise, for it points out an important truth which we would all do well to remember: our husbands were never meant to complete us. As little girls with visions of Prince Charming coming to rescue us on a white steed, we imagine our future husbands to be men who will meet our every expectation, fulfill our every need, never disappoint us, always complete and satisfy us, and fill all the holes in our hearts that are looking for love. But this simply will never happen, no matter how wonderful our husbands turn out to be. There are deep-seated longings in our hearts for love and acceptance that only one Person can fill.
I want to introduce you to a woman who had learned this the hard way, but who was so blessed to have our Lord reveal to her the true Source of fulfillment and lasting satisfaction. We read their encounter in John 4:
To read the rest, head on over to the Young Wives Club!